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RE: Brrr, bone chilling paleopolar summers(Polar dinosaur growth and other new papers)



This recent thesis would likely provide additional info on the subject:

http://gradworks.umi.com/34/21/3421528.html

Guy Leahy

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> Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2011 18:11:48 -0400
> From: GSP1954@aol.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Brrr, bone chilling paleopolar summers(Polar dinosaur growth and 
> other new papers)
>
>
> In a message dated 8/6/11 3:21:10 PM, pristichampsus@yahoo.com writes:
>
> << I'd bet dollars to donuts that the only reason we haven't found "classic
> reptiles" in the North Slope is because we haven't been looking that hard
> for them.
>
> >>
>
> This misleading misstatement is totally wrong, and should not have been
> made especially by someone who is not a "we" who has actually been working
> their butts off fighting the bugs while doing hard core paleo on the North
> Slope. The North Slope sediments have been worked for decades, and the same
> screening techiniques that produce tiny mammals turn up absolutely no herps.
> There is not the slightest evidence they were there.
>
> New England can support herps because the summers are quite warm and have
> lots of unobscured sunlight. It can get into the 80s and even 90s fairly
> often. Such events would have been very rare at best in the perpetually cloudy
> northern Alaska in the L Cret.
>
> GSPaul
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